Chicagoland Speedway

500 Speedway Blvd Joliet, IL 60433

Chicagoland Speedway is a 1.5 miles (2.4 km) tri-oval speedway in Joliet, Illinois, southwest of Chicago. The speedway opened in 2001 and actively hosts NASCAR racing including the opening event in the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. Until 2011, the speedway also hosted the IndyCar Series, recording numerous close finishes including the closest finish in IndyCar history. The speedway is owned and operated by International Speedway Corporation .

First discussions of building a major speedway near Chicago took place in an informal meeting between Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Tony George and International Speedway Corporation Chief Executive Officer Bill France, Jr. in late 1995. Together they formed The Motorsports Alliance, a joint company owned by Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation and International Speedway Corporation. By 1995, a major racing facility had been built or was near completion near Las Vegas, Los Angeles and the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The Chicago area was an untapped market for motorsports that had potential to be very lucrative. In 1996, the search began for a site to build a speedway somewhere near Chicago. Several sites were considered, and a track was built in suburban Cicero (Chicago Motor Speedway), but eventually attention turned to the Joliet area where George Barr had negotiated to build Route 66 Raceway. Barr convinced Joliet officials to meet with the Motorsports Alliance to discuss building their speedway adjacent to Route 66 Raceway. The success of Route 66 Raceway, completed in 1998, led to the city conducting an impact study of the proposed speedway. The study revealed the new speedway would generate $300 million for the Joliet and Will County region and over 3,000 jobs.

The Joliet city council unanimously approved the speedway on January 19, 1999. Following the approval, the Will County Board extended the Des Plaines River Valley Enterprise Zone in order to give a tax break to the speedway developers. The tax break news also led to the Joliet High School district threatening to bail out of the enterprise zone, but a compromise was reached. In May 1999, The Motorsports Alliance combined with Route 66 Raceway LLC to form Raceway Associates, LCC with Coyne as president alongside George and France.

Source: Wikipedia

NOTE: Statistics below are for the Cup Series only.

Winning Manufacturer Wins
Chevrolet 9
Toyota 7
Dodge 2
Ford 1
Date Race Winner Start Laps Led Car # Sponsor Make Car Owner
06-30-2019 Camping World 400 Alex Bowman 8 88 88 Axalta Chevrolet Hendrick Motorsports
07-01-2018 Overton's 400 Kyle Busch 16 59 18 Skittles Red, White & Blue Toyota Joe Gibbs Racing
09-17-2017 Tales of the Turtles 400 Martin Truex Jr 3 77 78 Furniture Row / Denver Mattress Toyota Furniture Row Racing
09-18-2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 Martin Truex Jr 6 32 78 Furniture Row / Denver Matress Toyota Furniture Row Motorsports
09-20-2015 400 Denny Hamlin 29 9 11 FedEx Ground Toyota J.D. Gibbs
09-14-2014 400 Brad Keselowski 25 62 2 Miller Lite Ford Roger Penske
09-15-2013 Geico 400 Matt Kenseth 10 89 20 Dollar General Toyota Joe Gibbs
09-16-2012 Geico 400 Brad Keselowski 13 76 2 Miller Lite Dodge Roger Penske
09-18-2011 Geico 400 Tony Stewart 26 35 14 Office Depot / Mobil 1 Chevrolet Margaret Haas
07-10-2010 400 David Reutimann 7 52 00 Tums Toyota Rob Kauffman
07-11-2009 400 Mark Martin 14 195 5 Carquest / Kellogg's Chevrolet Mary Hendrick
07-12-2008 400 Kyle Busch 1 165 18 M&M's Toyota Joe Gibbs
07-15-2007 USG Sheetrock 400 Tony Stewart 19 108 20 The Home Depot Chevrolet Joe Gibbs
07-09-2006 USG Sheetrock 400 Jeff Gordon 13 20 24 DuPont Chevrolet Rick Hendrick
07-10-2005 USG Sheetrock 400 Dale Earnhardt Jr 25 11 8 Budweiser / MLB All-Star game Chevrolet Teresa Earnhardt
07-11-2004 Tropicana 400 Presented by Meijer Tony Stewart 10 160 20 Home Depot Chevrolet Joe Gibbs
07-13-2003 Tropicana 400 Ryan Newman 14 67 12 Alltel Dodge Roger Penske
07-14-2002 Tropicana 400 Kevin Harvick 32 29 29 GM Goodwrench Service Chevrolet Richard Childress
07-15-2001 Tropicana 400 Kevin Harvick 6 113 29 GM Goodwrench Chevrolet Richard Childress